A team of architecture students at the CODE department of the
Responding to the precarious housing situation of refugees in emergency shelters, PLUG-IN goes beyond a living space by offering residents an active employment. The project was developed through the lens of long-term action and social-cultural integration. The project is an experimental space, a focal point and architecture that is specifically used for the festivities during the MakeCity Festival 2018 in
The open and modular construction was made to be easily reconstructed and replicated. Designed to be a high-quality architecture that could be realized in a collaborative way, PLUG-IN was inspired by the idea of a greenhouse. Reflecting the main theme of the MakeCity 2018 festival, the project addresses themes of architecture, space, processes, and nature. The elegant design was constructed to be dismantled and then made permanently available to the refugee shelter in Berlin-Buch as a community pavilion.
The project team included: Ralf Pasel, Max Hacke with Students of TU